Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar, a member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing Tuesday on televising proceedings before the U.S. Supreme Court, which currently doesn’t even allow note-taking in view of the Justices.
Klobuchar calls it an effort to increase transparency and access for the public, which now often gets a very time-limited view of Supreme Court hearings.
A spokeswoman for the high court said Monday that "the Court has no comment." The Justices have typically resisted calls to televise their proceedings in the past. Given the separation of powers provisions in the U.S. Constitution, it's unclear what Congress could do even if Klobuchar's push were to gain traction on Capitol Hill
Klobuchar’s hearing will feature testimony from former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. She also has scheduled the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, the chief judge of a federal appellate court, and other law experts.